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Noranda Bauxite and Noranda Alumina, affiliated companies in the bauxite mining and alumina refining industries, have announced the appointment of their team of chief officers.

David D’Addario is chairman and chief executive officer of both companies. D’Addario brings to Noranda 30 years of leadership in the metals industry, most recently as chairman and chief executive officer of aluminum can sheet producer Wise Metals Group. He has also held senior positions in national and international recycling businesses, including NEROC, TOMRA and Wise Recycling.

D’Addario spent much of the past 15 years leading Wise Metals through challenging times to resounding success, ultimately transforming Wise into the world’s third largest producer of can stock for the beverage industry, with sales of more than 1 billion pounds of product per year. He is a graduate of Yale University.

Thomas Robb is the chief operating officer of both companies. Robb, who earned his M.B.A. at Vanderbilt University, is a veteran of more than a dozen years in the aluminum industry. Most recently, he served as chief executive officer of Wise Recycling, one of the nation’s largest direct from the public aluminum can recycling businesses. Robb also spent a number of years at Wise Metals, where he was its executive vice president of strategy and development.

Monte Schaefer is the chief financial officer of both companies. Schaefer, a graduate of the Air Force Academy who also holds M.B.A. and J.D. degrees, brings more than 20 years of corporate finance experience to Noranda. Schaefer began his career as a tax specialist with Arthur Anderson, and has spent the last seven years in senior finance positions in the aluminum industry. Most recently, he served as Wise Metals’ executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Robert Ericson is the chief legal officer of both companies. Ericson also joins Noranda from Wise Metals, where he served as its executive vice president and general counsel. After graduating from Johns Hopkins and the University of Virginia Law School, Ericson joined the law firm of Winston & Strawn, where he enjoyed a successful legal career in the fields of mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. Ericson also established Winston’s New York office, and served for 8 years as its New York office managing partner.

Anthony Laura is the chief administrative officer and general counsel of both companies. A graduate of Yale University and Fordham University School of Law, Laura has enjoyed a national litigation practice in the fields of product liability and financial services, and has served as practice group leader for several AmLaw 100 law firms. Most recently, Laura co-chaired the trade secrets practice of the firm of Epstein Becker & Green. Laura also served several years on the board of Wise Metals, and was a member of its audit committee.

Published in the March 2017 Edition of American Recycler News